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Travel Blogs from Castel Del Piano
... the baptistery, museum and then lined up (it was an hours wait) for the Panorama dal facciatone. This was amazing and we could overlook the city from above the rooftops. We then were faced with the challenge of finding our way back to the Grom - the gelato shop we saw on our tour, and the Italian Grocer we wanted to visit to try pannaforte. This ended up a bit more difficult than anticipated as we found that just one wrong turn can send you way away from where you think you want to ...
Apologies for bombarding you with blog notifications, but it's been so long since I had a reliable Wi-Fi connection I thought I'd best take advantage of it while I can. As an aside, I had to book into a pricey downtown hotel to make sure you blog readers didn't go hungry for any longer than absolutely necessary, and what does it matter really if no-one pressed OPTION 1 on their handset to sponsor my stay here. I guess having access to soft, white, ...
Greetings from Siena. I arrived yesterday lunchtime and am currently enjoying my first rest day in the 25 days I've been in Italy (and 5th in total once you include Arras, Reims, Besancon and Lausanne).
In my last blog entry, I included photos from San Gimignano. I decided not to stay there and so I ended up completing two guidebook stages in one day, which amounted to 36kms. That impressed me, so I hope it does you, too. I walked by myself most of ...
Yesterday (Thursday) took us to Montalchino, home of some of our favourite red wine, about an hour's drive from Castel del Piano. By the time we had parked up and had a look at the castle, would you believe it, it was time for lunch! This time we both oped for the platter of local cold meats and cheeses with a glass of the famous vino which went down a treat, especially as we were sat outside under a sun umbrella in the Piazza watching the world go by. However, the ...
... in and for three hours we had heavy rain, thunder and lightning. No sooner did it appear to be going away, back it rumbled. When it did eventually pass at around 8.00, we put on some music, opened a bottle of Chianti and had a plate of pasta. Meanwhile outside, there was a wonderful bright red sunset over the hilltop village. As darkness fell, I witnessed a first - fireflies flitting about in the air beside the caravan - ...
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